February 5, 2006 Subject:
Headed straight for your heart! (you know, like cholesterol)
Iâm sure the Shirley Temple Phenomenon is lost on the majority of the movie going public nowadays (me included!) Here she was, a cute and enourmously talented youngster coming exactly at the right time during the great depression, and whammo! She became the #1 star for who knows how long. Wonder what would have happened if she came along later on, say in the 1940âs?
Anyways, this trailer is from one of her lesser efforts (like there was a groundbreaking Shirley Temple movie). Here, she plays a kid who is on a boat with her father, but the Land People want to come to take her away! Of course, thereâs singing (3 âhit tunesâ (remember that all time hit âAt The Cod Fish Ball?â) Dancing! (Well, itâs got Buddy Ebsen, so itâs got THAT going for it!) And Emoting! (Of course, the trailer HAS to have a Shirley Temple weepie scene, sheâs crying, âTell him1 Tell him that I love him! Tell him!â But at first, I thought she was saying âKill Him!â Wouldnât THAT make a good ST movie? Bwwaahaahahahahaha)